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Boxing training to empower CCLs: DCPCR

Boxing training to empower CCLs: DCPCR

New Delhi: The children in conflict with the law (CCLs) have given training of boxing which aimed for inculcating self-discipline and building passion towards sport. The Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) started the unique initiative for the better future of these kids. It is also an attempt to bring them back within the mainstream of social life.

According to DCPCR, more than 40 children trained under the initiative. Rita Singh, member DCPCR said that they have started the unique method in 2018.

"Our main aim to channelise children's energy into a positive goal. The training will help them in getting a better future," said Singh.

"Amjad Khan Boxing Foundation helping us in giving training to these kids," Rita Singh further said. DCPCR also shared a report with Millennium Post claiming that boxing in observation homes meant for training of young talent, and it shall be a continuous process of identifying, training and creating the passion for boxing and train them to participate in future professional boxing competitions.

"Boxing Champions Development Programme could be the game changer for youth in observation homes to help build confidence and extend social networks, improve health, reduce anti-social behaviour and develop skills and goals for moving towards a better life," the report claimed. The children at-risk are being provided training on life skills education. It is the tool to tackle emotional pain, conflicts, frustrations and anxieties. "Life skills training is an efficacious tool for empowering the youth to act responsibly, take initiative and take control," the report added.

Apart from CCLs, DCPCR also making effort to educate children living in street situations. A recent study done by the child rights body revealed that there are 46,848 children in the age group of 6 to 14 years living on the streets of Delhi. "For the kids under the age group of 6-14 years, we are planning to enrol them in schools which will give an identity to children," said Singh.

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